Sophia Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2022)


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How to do citations in Sophia style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Sophia citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Sophia.

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How do you cite a book in the Sophia referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Have you come across fiction, non-fiction, history, novel or any other book and you want to include it in your works-cited-list in Sophia? This is how.

Here’s an example book citation in Sophia using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.) (Edition.). City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Sophia citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Sophia looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Sophia citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Sophia format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Sophia

Here’s a Sophia journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Sophia:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Sophia style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Sophia

Here’s an Sophia example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 25 June 2022
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 25 June 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Sophia in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Sophia, all you need it the following

Here’s a Sophia citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 25 June 2022
So how to cite a video Sophia?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 25 June 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Sophia referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Sophia

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Sophia.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 25 June 2022
Podcast referencing example in Sophia using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 25 June 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Sophia referencing style?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in Sophia

An example song citation in Sophia.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 25 June 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Sophia:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 25 June 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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